I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ
Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
I don't know exactly who "they" are, but I know that I don't believe doctors or medical articles that say that fibro is not progressive. Fibro does indeed tend to get worse as we age. I think this is due to the fact that other conditions we have also tend to progress as we get older. Things like arthritis, osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease, etc. I have had 52 yrs. of experience and I find that fibro tends to level off or plateau every so often, giving us a much needed break, unfortunately sooner or later it starts to get worse again. I also have found that the longer you have to deal with fibro it is much like dealing with any other debilitating condition. You simply learn to automatically adjust the way you do things and your life style. That doesn't mean your life has to come to a screeching halt, I still do most of the things I have always done. True, it is kind of hard to go hiking in a wheelchair, but then I just have to find accessable paths. Life is what you make of it. I come from the old school that didn't tolerate whining or giving up. No matter what you had to push yourself to do what needed to be done, so it is a life long habit for me. Never, ever give up. If you want to do something badly enough you will find a way to do it. Don't let your fibro control your life, there are too many things out there to enjoy.